Whether you’ve been trying to get pregnant for some time, or you aren’t thinking about it at all, you might have noticed some changes in your body the last few days or weeks. While going to the doctor is the only way to confirm if you are pregnant or not, you can look for some of these early signs and symptoms.
Considered one of the hallmarks of pregnancy, sudden morning sickness is often a major sign that you have a baby developing in your womb. You may feel sick every morning when you wake up, but perfectly fine the rest of the day. Some women experience this symptom fully or partially, and others never go through morning sickness at all.
You’ve probably seen the clichéd pregnant woman rushing to the bathroom in movies or on television shows, but that cliché did not randomly arise out of nowhere. When you are pregnant, you often have an increased need to urinate, and you may notice that you’re heading to the bathroom much more frequently than usual.
If you are currently due to menstruate, and the process has not yet begun, then you may be pregnant. Keep in mind that menstrual cycles can vary and if you have irregular periods, then you may not be pregnant. However, if you’ve gotten your period on the same day like clockwork since you began, then a missed one might signal the arrival of a little one.
You may think that you’re having your period, but you actually may be experiencing implantation bleeding instead. This type of bleeding can come with a little bit of spotting and cramping, and that is why many women think that they are having their periods. This process occurs very shortly after the egg has been fertilized in your body. It usually happens in less than two weeks.
More Tired than Usual
When you are pregnant, you often feel more tired than usual, and that symptom can begin early on in your pregnancy. Everyone feels a little tired from time to time, but if you feel fatigued on a regular basis, you may be pregnant.
Drugstore Pregnancy Test
Pregnancy tests can detect pregnancies earlier and earlier these days, and technology has helped these tests to become more accurate. It is entirely possible to get a false positive or for a test to say that you aren’t pregnant when you are. However, you can use these tests to get a sense of whether or not you are pregnant. That is usually one of the first steps people take. Just make sure you are noting how many days after conception the test proves accurate.
Early pregnancy symptoms help you to get an idea of whether or not you are with child, but you must speak with a specialist to know for sure.
At South Lake OB/GYN and Advanced Surgery, we can determine whether or not you are pregnant. Our medical team is available to help you every step of the way to ensure a healthy pregnancy. Contact South Lake OB/GYN today to schedule your consultation.